Latest developments in low-cost integrated WDM transceivers for telecom applications – Presented by Karen Solis-Trapala, EFFECT Photonics at the 19th edition European Conference on Integrated Optics, which takes place on 3 – 5 April 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology, Blauwe Zaal in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology is becoming the main stream technology that enables next generation communication systems. The technology is applied in DWDM communication systems, both in highly parallel systems as well as in single wavelength, high bit-rate coherent systems. The technology provides both high performance and cost advantages and is very scalable. In this paper we review technology aspects and trade-offs for application of InP-based PICs in mid-range (10-100 km) communication systems. Latest results on integrated high-speed modulators will be presented, as well as novel packaging technologies that are required to cost-effectively apply PIC technology in commercial products.
About Karen Solis-Trapala
Karen Solis-Trapala received the PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2011. Soon after, she joined the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan. Currently, Karen is with EFFECT Photonics, where highly integrated optical communication products are delivered based on a DWDM optical ‘system-on-chip’ technology.
About EFFECT Photonics
EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology. The company was founded in 2010 as a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven.